Psalms 25:19

19 See how numerous are my enemies and how fiercely they hate me!

Psalms 25:19 in Other Translations

KJV
19 Consider mine enemies; for they are many; and they hate me with cruel hatred.
ESV
19 Consider how many are my foes, and with what violent hatred they hate me.
NLT
19 See how many enemies I have and how viciously they hate me!
MSG
19 Do you see how many people Have it in for me? How viciously they hate me?
CSB
19 Consider my enemies; they are numerous, and they hate me violently.

Psalms 25:19 Meaning and Commentary

Psalms 25:19

Consider mine enemies
Or "look" F13 upon them; but with another kind of look; so as he looked through the pillar of fire upon the Egyptians, and troubled them, ( Exodus 14:24 ) ; with a look of wrath and vengeance. The arguments he uses are taken both from the quantity and quality of his enemies, their number and their nature;

for they are many;
the hearts of the people of Israel, in general, being after Absalom, ( 2 Samuel 15:12 2 Samuel 15:13 ) ; and so the spiritual enemies of the Lord's people are many; their sins and corruptions, Satan, and his principalities and powers, and the men of this world;

and they hate me with cruel hatred;
like that of Simeon and Levi, ( Genesis 49:7 ) ; their hatred broke out in a cruel manner, in acts of force and cruelty; and it was the more cruel, inasmuch as it was without cause: and such is the hatred of Satan and his emissaries against the faithful followers of Christ; who breathe out cruelty, thirst after their blood, and make themselves drunk with it; even their tender mercies are cruel, and much more their hatred.


FOOTNOTES:

F13 (har) "vide", Pagninus, Montanus, Musculus, Cocceius, Michaelis "aspice", Junius & Tremellius, Piscator; "intuere", Gejerus.

Psalms 25:19 In-Context

17 Relieve the troubles of my heart and free me from my anguish.
18 Look on my affliction and my distress and take away all my sins.
19 See how numerous are my enemies and how fiercely they hate me!
20 Guard my life and rescue me; do not let me be put to shame, for I take refuge in you.
21 May integrity and uprightness protect me, because my hope, LORD, is in you.

Cross References 2

  • 1. Psalms 3:1; Psalms 9:13
  • 2. Psalms 35:19; Psalms 38:19; Psalms 69:4